The Solar Impulse 2, the world's largest solar-powered aircraft touches down in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality in the morning of Tuesday, March 31. It had left Mandalay in Myanmar some 20 hours previously. (Photo/CFP)
The Solar Impulse 2 is expected to take off from Chongqing on Thursday now to continue its around-the-world flight.
The plane is originally scheduled to take off Tuesday but the weather caused the delay, again.
The solar-powered aircraft has spent the past two weeks in Chongqing.
It's headed for Nanjing.
Solar Impulse 2 arrived in Chongqing on March 31st after flying in from the city of Mandalay in Myanmar.
The flight to Nanjing will be the sixth leg of the Swiss-developed plane's quest to become the first aircraft to fly around the world powered only by the sun.
The single-seater aircraft, piloted by Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, is made from carbon fiber and has more than 17 thousand solar cells built into its wing.